Samsung may have something special this coming Valentine’s weekend. While nothing is set in stone yet, it is being hotly speculated that Samsung might launch the Pro versions of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab that the company recently showcased at the CES event earlier this month. Samsung released an internal memo stating all requests for paid time offs on 14th, 15th, and 16th February won’t be granted in view of an “exciting launch announcement” that the company has lined up during that period.
As for the tablets, the Galaxy Tab Pro in 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2 inch are expected to be released, as is the 12.2 inch Galaxy Note Pro. The company’s new generation tablet offerings with the larger versions are targeted squarely at the enterprise segment or for other professional uses. The tablets did impress with the overall quality, performance, and build, with the larger ones being surprisingly light, easy to hold, and operate even with one hand.
However, price could still be an important consideration. The cheapest of the lot, the Galaxy Tab 8.4, starts at $389 for the Wi-Fi only configuration. Similarly, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE is the costliest, priced at $849, still cheaper than the LTE capable iPad Air with 128 GB onboard at $929. In comparison, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE offers a larger display, stylus support, and better functionality. However, it is only available in 32/64 GB configuration but offers micro SD card support. Worth mentioning here, the Surface Pro 2 with 64 GB onboard comes for $899.
Meanwhile, here is the price structure of the Pro line of Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tablet devices.
Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4, Wi-Fi: $389
Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4, LTE: $519
Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1, Wi-Fi: $479
Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 LTE: $609
Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: $649
Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2, LTE: $749
Galaxy Note PRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: $749
Galaxy Note PRO 12.2, LTE: $849
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